ABOUT THE TOUR
I'm Chantel McAlister, and I'm mad about Aussie wool.
Wool is life for me and I’m on a personal mission to promote the Australian wool industry - one photo and story at a time.
As a passionate wool advocate, I'm dead set on educating others about our incredible fibre and the unique lifestyle that is the Aussie wool industry.
My Truth About Wool campaign started in 2016 with video documentaries explaining the processes of crutching and shearing of sheep. They were a hit and it became obvious that a lot of people were unaware of the whole on-farm wool process. And that's how my idea about the Truth About Wool National Tour was born.
From 2017 to 2019 I will be touring part time, right across Australia to visit woolsheds, woolgrowing properties and woolly businesses in almost every state of the country.
Along the way my photography and story telling will celebrate Aussie wool and pay homeage to those dedicating their lives to the fibre. I'm big on educating wool consumers about the story of wool, where it came from and why investing in wool garments isn't just an investment in your wardrobe, but an investment in rural Australia.
I love wool, it's my life, and I love nothing more than to share my pride of the wool industry with the rest of the world.
Through my photography I'll be telling the story of OUR WOOL - BEAUTIFUL, HONEST, TRULY AUSTRALIAN!
Follow the Tour Live
I will be regularly updating social media and this website with tour content, including woolshed stories, interviews, photos and videos.
On a daily basis you will be able to follow me on the road, and also interact with me on social media.
View the locations of the woolsheds I am visiting during the Tour.
If you would like to be part of the tour and share your wool story with the world, please contact me!
Supporters of the Tour have kindly donated via my GoFundMe campaign, or privately. Many donators are from those within the wool industry that believe in lifting the profile of the industry, and showcasing our beautiful truth and farm to fibre story to the world. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated.
Visit my GoFundMe page to view supporters or donate to the Tour to help keep me on the road to tell wool's story. Please note that some supporters have chosen to have their details remain private, and will not appear on the GoFundMe page.
Various media publications have kindly supported the Tour by spreading the word through print and online newspapers. I am very grateful for their ongoing support over the years, and also of the Tour.